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Summer Reading celebrates reading and fun for kids, teens, and adults. Take a virtual trip to Hearst Castle or a camel dairy, try an online art class, register on Beanstack for reading prizes, tune in to learn about Central Coast sea creatures and more—our online summer programs calendar is packed!


 Take Summer Reading to Go

We’ve made Summer Reading even easier: No signups required. Read what you want for as long as you want.
Here’s how to get some Summer Reading magic.





Help yourself to a Summer Reading Grab & Go bag at one of our seven open locations beginning June 1.

Enjoy bookish goodies, fun activities, and things to read.




If you want to win big, register for a Summer Reading Challenge at Beanstack.

Prizes include LEGOs, kayaks, wireless earbuds, ring lights, coloring kits, and more.


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Attend a fun online kids’ program or an expert-led online learning class. Check out our events calendar, or queue up classes from CreativeBug or LinkedIn Learning.

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Share your Summer Reading story with us on social media. Tag us on book reviews, shelfies, library book bags…We love to see you read!


 Summer Tales


Read what you want for as long as you want. To win big, register at Beanstack to get entered into prize drawings.
Need some reading inspiration? We’ve got some recommendations for you.




Kids Reading Lists




Teen Reading Lists




Sign up for more Book Recommendations


More Tales & Tails

Want more Summer Reading? Here’s the lowdown on prizes and programs.




Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack and get entered into our drawings. Take a look at these prizes!



We’ve got new critters, magic tricks, and music programs online every week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel @SLOCountyLibraries so you don’t miss out.



 Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsor!

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